Cairns is BUZZING with all the action and excitement of Ironman and Ironman 70.3.
Here are our top picks for places to high five your mates as they run by towards the finish line...and because it's us, of course these are all places where you can have a feed to keep up your energy for all of that cheering.
5. The Courtyard
One of the newer spots on the Cairns bar scene, this place serves up american diner style food like hot dogs, burgers and fried chicken along with a big serve of sass and fun from the talented staff. Space is at a premium here, so get in as early as possible for prime position. We've heard they're opening at 10!
4. The Vine Room
We have been waiting for a place like the Vine Room to open. A huge selection of wines, grazing platters, cubano sandwiches and a huge deck overlooking the water AND a bit of elevation from the Esplanade to give you a great view of the action
3. La Pizza
This has been a popular place over the years, and of course the name says it all, PIZZA! This year they've extended the dining area to further out on the footpath, so there are more chances to nab a table with a good street view.
2. Rattle and Hum
Rattle has always been one of our favourite spots to celebrate, and with part of the renovations finished, the side bar has reopened JUST in time for Ironman. This spot is all about the beers, and party atmosphere. It's going to be cracking!
1. Villa Romana
Make a day of it! Villa open for brekkie, and serve food ALLLL day. Reserve a table for lunch and graze and sip allll day right through till dinner when town starts to light up with the emotion of the final finishers, then wander down at join the party on the Esplanade.